Barcelona has a good number of picture houses for commercial blockbuster movies, as well as cinemas for screening films in their original language. It also has a good number of festivals dedicated to independent art-house film. One such event is the L’Alternativa festival, which takes place on 20th and 25th of November in the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB).
The programme combines full-length feature films and non-fiction from European and American directors, as well as a large offering of short films. There is also a parallel section with works from new directors and homages to those better known and established ones, complete with debating panels for discussing the films.
Independent Art-house Film
Address: Several venues in the city
Event dates: From 20th to 25th of November.
More information: www.alternativa.cccb.org
Address: Montalegre, 5.
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Casa Amèrica Catalunya.
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Filmoteca de Catalunya.
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